Sorry for the long absence. Life happened and I forgot to duck.
What brings me back this time?
The sheer genius and acting ability of this man.
The film is “Under Siege”: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105690/
For most of us the only highlight of the movie at the time was Erika Eleniak coming out of that cake. However, I was watching it last night for the first time in more than 10 years and came to the scene where he smuggles this huge backpack into the little wooden rowboat which was for some BIZARRE reason hanging ON THE SIDE OF AN IRON BATTLESHIP!! What could possibly happen to that ship that would make the little wooden boat which MIGHT seat 6 the preferred option?
Anyway, that’s not what stopped me dead. It was when he unfurls this big antennae dish (which he promptly COVERS in the boat- different rant), does some vague button pushing and then goes back inside where a perkily dressed Erika is waiting for him. She sees the “phone” in the pic above and asks “What is that?” He gives her some techy crap about a “SEAL phone” and she goes “Oh, like a car phone.”
1- When was the last time you heard the phrase “car phone”?
2- How different would this movie have been if he had just whipped out a Galaxy S7 Edge and called the Admiral?
Now the scary part. This movie is from 1992. Yes, it’s “celebrating” it’s 25-year anniversary next year. The entire paradigm in communications has changed in less time than it take to mature a good bottle of Scotch.
What will it look like in 2041? Will my daughter just wave at the air and get a connection to her kids? The mind reels.
That’s it for now. I’ll try to be back here more often.